Bike-Setup, Baggage and other Stuff

deciding to travel by bike even mean to decide to travel with less baggage. In this case it is even more important to know what is superfluous and what has to be taken. This is a list of things I personally considered to be important

What is inside my bags?

FRONT PANNIER LEFT

gasoline stove

cooking pot

cutlery & dishes

toilet paper

espresso maker

cord (you never know)

brooks proofide

duct tape

REAR PANNIER LEFT

shoes

bag for dirty laundry

space for dirty laundry

passport copy

ID card copy

first aid kit

pharmacy

Malarone

Paracetamol

Ibuprofen

insect repellent

sun cream

water disinfectants

antiseptic ointment

detergent

waterfilter (Katadyn BeFree 3l)

scarf

arm warmers by löffler

FRONT PANNIER RIGHT

GoPro

DJI Mavic Air

MacBook Air

every kind of electric wire for charging

batteries

sponge bag

REAR PANNIER RIGHT

5x underpants

3x tshirts

2x sport shirts

some socks

1x long pants

1x swimming trunks

1x bicycle pants

2x bicycle shorts

1x sweatshirt

1x hoodie

2x thermo underwear

1x Vaude prio softshell jacket

TRUNK BAG

tent

sleeping pad

sleeping bag

travel pillow

rain jacket

rain pants

hammock

HANDLEBAR BAG

external battery

mobile phone

second phone (push-button)

snacks

magnesium

ID card copy

passport

notebook

pen

book

business cards

compass

pocket knife

sunglasses

in-ear headphones

FRAME BAG

tool set

screws & nuts

cable ties

Ortlieb bag clips

assembly gloves

repair kit for bicycle tires and bike bags

oil

replacement parts

brake pads

bicycle tube

spokes

connecting link for the chain

take along or leave at home?

  • iPhone 7

    iPhone 7

    In Berlin, I’m using my iPhone every day. And sadly, it would probably be hard for me without it. For the journey, however, I thought about leaving it at home, because such an expensive and new phone may be a highly sought-after object for thieves. Here is why I will take it with me anyways: It has water resistance, takes excellent photos, offers great navigation options and I just did not want to buy another phone…
  • DJI Mavic Air

    DJI Mavic Air

    I always wanted to have a drone. But I’ve never had a real reason to buy one – until now. Beautiful landscape shots and breathtaking views of cityscapes. It’s really appealing, but also quite risky. And irrational, too: I’ll most likely need the money somewhere else. Today (31.1.2018), the decision has not yet been made, but I’m sure at some point I’ll regret not having drone.
  • UE Boom Speaker

    UE Boom Speaker

    We are both big music fans. Almost a year without music via speakers is hard to imagine. Having a portable speaker with you would be a real convenience. Why we still decided against taking the UE Boom: Another expensive device that needs to be charged and transported.
  • Hammock

    Hammock

    I’ve been camping on Sardinia during the summer holidays for almost six years and I’ve always slept in a hammock. But on a bike trip, it’s a luxury to take a hammock and the sleeping pad along. Anyways, to me a hammock is a great luxury compared to its inconvenience on a bike trip, and in a few months you will read in a blog post: I slept in a gently swaying hammock under palm trees – I’m in paradise.
  • Power Bank

    Power Bank

    I highly recommend to use an external battery, especially if you use a lightning with USB-charging function like the Busch & Müller lumotec lumos U. In order not to ruin your phone battery, you should only charge the power bank at the USB-charger, and never hook up your phone directly.